With the conclusion of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit being released in December, The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies will be our farewell to Middle Earth for what will probably be the last time. In a recent interview Peter Jackson spoke about what we can expect to see in the final film of the trilogy and dropped in awesome spoilers to keep us all excited.
Jackson promises what he deems some very “cool accessories.“ Firstly he confirms the return of Thranduil’s war-moose, something which I think was an inspired mount to give an Elf, and also a bold move as it did not appear in J.R.R Tolkien's version of The Hobbit. Of course the war-moose was also not the first inclusion of a mount not mentioned in the book - Radagast the Brown's rather boring horse was swapped out for the rabbit sled in the movies.
Aside from the war-moose, Jackson has an array of other animal mounts for the different armies. The orcs will have creatures they have bred especially for fighting, he describes them as "the Panzer tanks of the orc armies." Suffice to say we can definitely expect something massive in size, maybe even something similar to the Oliphaunts.
And finally, another deviation from J.R.R Tolkien's version, the dwarves will be riding in on war-rams and war-goats while Dain Ironfoot aka Billy Connelly will be riding in on a war-pig, because as Peter Jackson questions “why wouldn't you want to ride a pig if you were a dwarf?“
A very good point.
What do you think will be the coolest war mount?
Source: One Ring Net